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Please submit only sites dealing with Adventure Racing in this category.

Sites dealing with Auto Racing of any kind from NASCAR to Rally Car should be listed under Motorsports. Adventure Racing deals with non-motorized teams.

A type of extreme sports competition blending many or all of the following disciplines into one epic adventure: canoeing, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, navigation, portaging, rafting, riding, swimming, trekking, tyrolean traverse. Mixed gender teams compete in races lasting from several hours to several days, with little or no sleep!
Please submit sites about airsoft to the most appropriate category. Only general sites about airsoft will be listed at this level.
Airsoft guns fire 6mm BBs. Airsoft skirmishes are somewhat similar to paintball fights, but airsoft equipment is more realistic and less messy.
Sites submitted in this category should focus on the sports involving the use of animals. Sites discussing cruelty to animals and the social aspects and concerns of animal sports should be submitted to Society/Issues/Animal_Welfare/Entertainment_and_Sports.
This category is for sports involving the use of animals and control over their behavior.
Please submit all sites to their correct sub-category or locality.
This category contains sites about the sport of archery. Several different sub-categories are provided to group similar sites and make them easier to find. Links are also provided to other related categories such as shopping for archery equipment retailers and bowhunting for hunting sites.
Welcome to the Badminton directory. For an introduction to the competitive sport of badminton, check out www.worldbadminton.com/ The international governing body in the International Badminton Federation (IBF).
Sites listed here have a broad interest to baseball as a whole at this level. 99.9% of Baseball sites should be listed at a deeper level than this. For sites dedicated to particular leagues, teams, or players, please find a more specific category and submit there. If your site should be listed at this level, submit to a deeper level, and if it qualifies to be listed here, we will move it up to this level and list it.
Sites about baseball in general.
Although a certain amount of "dissing" and "trash talk" is expected in some streetball quarters, your site should not cross the line into adult content or parental advisory.
All sites devoted exclusively to basketball.
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  • When writing the title please ensure it is the same as your organization.
  • When writing the description, please tell what your site offers in a clear and concise statement without hype or promotional language.
Bocce is the Italian version of lawn bowling. The earliest known form of the sport was a game played in the Italian Alps, early in the Christian Era, in which stones were tossed at a target stone in an attempt to land as close as possible to it. This was a source of amusement for Roman soldiers, who spread it through the empire. Balls were eventually substituted for the stones and they were usually rolled rather than tossed. Three distinct types of lawn bowling developed through the centuries. In France, the game was known as boules, from the Classical Latin word for ball. A different form of the sport became known in England as "lawn bowls." Bocce, also known as boccia, derived its name from the Vulgar Latin word for ball, bottia.
Please submit sites to this category only if the sites are in English.

If your site is not in English, please review the World/ category, and submit your site to the appropriate category there.

There is currently no description created for this category.
Please submit local bowling centers, bowling lanes, and clubs to the appropriate Bowling/Regional ../Country category. If the country does not currently exist, then please submit to the Sports/Bowling/Regional/ category directly, we may create a country category to house this entry.

Also, for local bowling centers it is highly recommended that you submit the site to the appropriate locality, city, town, or village in our Regional/ directory. We pretty much have a category for every town big and small, from Aachen, Germany to Chicago, Illinois, USA and to Zywiec, Poland.

Information on the sport of bowling, with particular emphasis on tenpin bowling. (There are subsections for 5-pin, duckpin, candlepin, and lawn bowling as well.)
This is the category to submit boxing related message boards and forums.
There is currently no description created for this category.
Please only submit sites depicting All-Star teams. If the site does not provide information about an All-Star team or program, it will not be listed here.
Sites, links, and information related to the sport of Cheerleading.

Submission Guidelines

If your site is oriented to sales of logoed merchandise, please submit it to an appropriate category in the Shopping/Sports/College tree.

If your site is devoted to a single school, use the alphabet bar at the top of Sports/College_and_University and submit your site to the Athletics subcategory for the school, in Reference/Education/Colleges_and_Universities. If the school is not listed, you may submit your site into the school''s main category and it will be added appropriately.

If your site is devoted to a single sport, click the link for the sport in Sports/College_and_University and submit into that category. If your sport is not listed, try searching for an appropriate destination from the top of the Sports hierarchy.

If your site is about a conference, association, or rivalry, try locating the conference or association in Sports/College_and_University/Conferences and submit the site there. If a category for your conference or association does not yet exist, please submit it to the main Sports/College_and_University/Conferences category and it will be moved appropriately.

University athletics are a major aspect of student life in the United States and around the world.
Please follow these guidelines so we can add your site to the directory as quickly as possible:

Find the single most appropriate category for your site. With few exceptions, sites are listed in the directory in one category only.

Submit your site using your main url. Use your site''s actual title. Create a brief, clear description listing the current content of your site (not the future content).

Look at other listings to use as a guide for what''s acceptable. Do not use first person verbiage (we, our, us). Do not use marketing verbiage. (We''re the best!, Most awesome site, Check it Out!) Do not use the words "and more!" in the description of your site.

Sites which are gateways or splash pages to affiliate sites will not be added. Sites which are under construction, significantly lacking in content, or have inactive pages or links will not be added.

Sites not significantly in English should be submitted to the World category and will not be listed here.

All sites are reviewed periodically and deleted if found to be inactive.

For cricket clubs, please use the appropriate Club level within the governing body category, such as the ICC, IWCC, Indoor and so forth.

  • Please do not submit clubs at this level as it will delay your listing.
  • Cricket began in England and is widely played in countries that are, or were, part of the British Commonwealth. It has spread to more countries in recent years.

    No sites can be submitted at this level. Please choose the appropriate subcategory that best describes the primary focus of your website.

    Please do not submit clubs, vendors, directories, media, or personal websites.
    Croquet from the French word for a crooked stick, has its origins dating back since the 14th century. There are several forms of croquet including, most notably British lawn croquet and American lawn croquet. The latter offers various options including: Backyard nine-wicket, American six-wicket, international six-wicket, and golf croquet, which uses the nine-wicket layout. The World Croquet Federation (WCF) is the international governing body for croquet.
    Please submit your site to the most appropriate category, according to the discipline of the game involved. Sites that involve retail sales of tables or equipment, including DVD''s and coaching videos, should be submitted to the relevant SHOPPING category. Associations that have control at a State or National level, should be submitted to the Associations category. This category is for all disciplines. Clubs, local leagues and weekly tournaments should be submitted to Clubs and Leagues in the category that applies eg. Pool > Pool>Clubs_and_Leagues Coaching and Instruction is for people that provide physical instruction or coaching clinics in cue sports.
    Cue Sports involves a number of games, including Billiards, Snooker, Pool and it's variants, ie. Straight Pool, 8 Ball and 9 ball. These games are played upon a cloth covered table with raised edges and generally 6 holes, called pockets. Balls are struck by timber cues, with leather tips. Scoring is different in each game, however most games are based upon points being accrued by pocketing balls in a specified sequence.

    If you submitting a site for cycling manufacturer that does not provide online shopping, please submit to Business: Consumer Goods and Services: Sporting Goods: Cycling .

    If you are submitting a site that provides a means for online shopping via a shopping cart, phone or email orders, please submit to Shopping/Sports/Cycling.

    Major categories with regional interests include:

    • Bike Shops - includes subcategories for local bike retailers and dealers.
    • Organizations - here you''ll find international, national and local bike clubs, racing teams, and advocacy organizations.
    • Tour Operators - submit touring companies that provide bicycle tours to a particular region and country.

    This category is for English language sites only. Sites with no English should submit to the appropriate World/ category.

    The DMOZ Cycling category is dedicated to cataloging all the significant cycling resources on the Internet.

    The mission statement for the Cycling category is: "Ride more!" To support that we seek to have information on where to ride (touring & maps), who to ride with (clubs and organizations), how to ride ( Road, off-road, track, etc.), and everything else in between that makes cycling more interesting.

    Topics such as Triathlon can be found in their own categories. This is because these groups have their own culture and focus.

    Please ensure to submit your site to the correct category. IMPORTANT TIP: Always try to include the YEAR in any dates posted on your site regarding tournaments, meetings, forthcoming events etc.
    The game or sport of throwing a small arrow-like projectile at a target from a fixed distance. Usually the target is a board of concentric rings also divided into numbered sections. Sometimes the goal is just to hit as closely as possible to the center, sometimes the goal is to hit sections in a certain order.
    Please submit sites to this category which are specifically dedicated to promoting sports for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

    If your sports site deals with multiple disabilities, submit your site to Sports/Disabled.

    There is currently no description created for this category.
    No sites can be submitted at this level. Please choose the appropriate subcategory that best describes the primary focus of your website.

    This category is for sites about major sporting events involving multiple sports, often featuring international competition.

    Sites relating to events from specific sports (such as soccer or tennis) should be submitted to those sports.

    Sites about events of local interest only should be submitted to the appropriate part of the Regional hierarchy.

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    Major sporting events often feature multiple sports, and invite competitors from around the world. Sometimes these events are for specific regions, groups of people, or groups of sports.

    To avoid delay in listing, please review prior to submission.

    Submit websites once to the most relevant category. Multiple submissions or careless submissions will slow the process.
    Review the Sports: Extreme Sports sub-topic descriptions to find the most appropriate category for submissions. Find the lowest level category appropriate to the site being submitted. Sites that are exclusively Skateboarding, or another sport that has its own category, should be submitted to that category and not to the top category of Extreme Sports.

    Descriptions should include specific information of the unique qualities and features of the site contents. Avoid advertising hype, overuse of capitalization, and emphatic punctuation. Do use the English language, proper grammar, and a spell-checker.

    Affiliate sites, multiple URL''s for the same organization, and mirror sites are not desirable.

    The ODP reserves the right to alter or replace a proposed description at any time at its sole discretion and editorial judgment. Sites UNDER CONSTRUCTION, COMING SOON, etc. or with broken or bad links will not be listed.

    If your site''s focus is selling products online for use in extreme sports, please submit your site to the proper subcategory of Shopping: Sports. It will not be listed in Sports: Extreme Sports.

    Non-English sites should be submitted to the proper language in World. Non-English sites will NOT be listed anywhere in Sports: Extreme Sports.

    Sites listed in this category are for sports that are a bit over the edge and are not typically promoted and supported by traditional schools. Participants are of a thrill seeking nature and often consider themselves adrenaline junkies.
    Following these guidelines will allow us to add your site to the directory as quickly as possible.

    Find the single most appropriate category for your site. With few exceptions, sites are listed in the directory in one category only. For example, if your site contains fantasy basketball and football leagues, submit it under the Sports/Fantasy category and not under both Sports/Fantasy/Basketball and Sports/Fantasy/Football.

    Games in which you choose the winner of each game, whether for free or pay-to-play, straight-up or against the spread, should be submitted to Games: Gambling: Sports and will not be listed here.

    Video game sites should be submitted to Games: Video Games: Genres: Sports and will not be listed here.

    Submit your site using your main url.

    Use your site''s actual title.

    Create a brief description, under 25 words, listing the current content of your site (not the future content). Look at other listings to use as a guide for what''s acceptable.

    Do not use first person verbiage (we, our, us).

    Do not use marketing verbiage. (We''re the best!, Most awesome site, Check it Out!)

    Do not use the words "and more!" in the description of your site.

    Sites which are gateways or splash pages to affiliate sites will not be added.

    Sites which are under construction, significantly lacking in content, or have inactive pages or links will not be added.

    Sites not significantly in English should be submitted to the World category and will not be listed here.

    All sites are reviewed periodically and deleted if found to be inactive.

    Just about every professional sports fan has dreamed about having a team full of star players or, when their team's general manager makes another boneheaded move, that they could be the one calling the shots and signing, or releasing, players for the betterment of the team. Fantasy sports is an outlet for just such a person. By using the statistics of real players in real games, team "owners" get to see how their "dream team" stacks up against others. Once relegated to pencil-and-paper and the local newspaper's sports section, Fantasy Sports have moved to the web in a big way. This category contains information on all aspects of Fantasy Sports, from places to play to guides on who to "draft" and who should start each week. Other games that use the results of real-life professional sports games, such as "pick 'em" contests, are not part of fantasy sports. (You will find most such games in Games: Gambling: Sports.
    Sites listed in this category cover a variety of topics related to fencing or are dedicated to a topic that does not fit in one of the subcategories easily.

    If your site is oriented to a specific subject in fencing, please take the time to locate the appropriate subcategory for your site and submit it there. For example:

    If your site is dedicated to:Submit your site to this category:
    Classical fencingSports/Fencing/Classical
    Clubs and salles Sports/Fencing/Clubs
    Official governing organizationsSports/Fencing/Organizations
    If your site is not in English, please do not submit it to this category. Please locate the appropriate fencing category in the language of your site in World/, and submit it there.

    Failure to submit your site to the appropriate category will delay the approval of your site in the ODP.

    If you are a manufacturer or retailer of fences which delimit perimeters, we suggest that you submit your site to one of the following categories:

    This category contains general information on western Olympic, Classical, and, less frequently, Historical fencing. Each of these versions of fencing involves individual vs. individual competition using some European version of a sword.
    • Olympic fencing enthusiasts practice the modern version of the sport, utilizing electronic scoring equipment. The majority of sites in this category are dedicated to Olympic-style fencing.
    • Classical enthusiasts do not utilize electronic scoring and practice and compete emphasizing the nobility of the sport.
    • Historical fencing typically utilizes multiple weapons at once, and practices the sport prior to the days of directed (refereed) bouts.
    Eastern fencing martial arts sites are listed in the Sports/Martial Arts category.
    This category lists all non-canine sports involving a disc including double court, disc golf, guts, freestyle, ultimate frisbee, and goaltimate.
    • If your site is not specifically geared towards this location, please submit to the proper category.
    • Submitting to the wrong category will delay and/or prevent your site from being listed in the directory.
    • When writing the title please ensure it is the same as your organization.
    • When writing the description, please tell what your site offers in a clear and concise statement without hype or promotional language.
    Footbag is a growing sport, played mostly in Europe and North America, though there are a rapidly growing number of footbag clubs and players around the world. Frequently referred to as "Hacky Sack" (a product manufactured by Wham-O, Inc.), footbag has existed as a competitive sport in several forms since the 1970's. There are a substantial number of footbag tournaments and festivals each year.

    Competitive footbag is governed by the International Footbag Committee (IFC), which publishes the official rules of the sport.

    Note: Sites will not be listed here unless they are general informational sites, in English, covering multiple types of "football". Please submit your site to the appropriate subcategory. Non-English sites should be submitted to the appropriate category under the language in World.
    A wide variety of sports are known by the name 'football' in various parts of the world. Please see the appropriate subcategory for the type of football in which you're interested.
    Only general sites about Gaelic sports should be submitted to this category. If your site is about one specific aspect (for example, only about football), please submit it to the appropriate subcategory.

    If your site is about your club, please submit it to the proper country category under Sports: Gaelic: Organizations.

    Gaelic sports consist of hurling, camogie, and Gaelic football, as well as handball and shinty.
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    • When writing the title please ensure it is the same as your organization.
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    Goalball was invented in 1946 by an Austrian Hanz Lorenzen and a German, Sett Reindle. It is a unique team sport for the visually impaired, played by 2 teams of 3 players.

    All players are blind-folded to enable blind, visually impaired and sighted athletes to compete together.

    The game is of 14 minutes duration (playing time) divided into 2 x 7 minute halves.

    The ball used (which is called a goalball), weighs 1.25 kg and contains noise bells.

    The object of the game is to roll the ball over the opponent's goal line using a bowling action.

    Please submit sites about places to actually play golf in Sports/Golf/Courses.
    This category is for sites about the game Golf. The word "golf" is recorded as long ago as 1457, in the statutes of the Scottish Parliament, when the sport was banned because it interfered with archery practice. The word was also spelled "gowf", reflecting the way the Scots pronounced it. Some say the word derives from an Old Dutch or Old German word "kolb, kolven" meaning club, clubs.
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    Sites that are associated with greyhound racing including, tracks, adoption agencies and news.

    To avoid delay in listing, please review prior to submission.

    Submit websites once to the most relevant category. Multiple submissions or careless submissions will slow the process. Review the sub-categories to find the most appropriate category for submissions. Find the lowest level category appropriate to the site being submitted. Sites under construction will not be listed and submissions will be deleted.

    Descriptions should include specific information of the unique qualities and features of the site contents. Avoid advertising hype, overuse of capitalization, and emphatic punctuation. Do use the English language, proper grammar, and a spell-checker.

    Affiliate sites, multiple URL''s for the same organization, and mirror sites are not desirable.

    The ODP reserves the right to alter or replace a proposed description at any time at its sole discretion and editorial judgment.

    If your site''s focus is selling products online for use in gymnastics, please submit your site to the proper subcategory of Shopping: Sports: Gymnastics.

    Non-English sites should be submitted to the proper language in World. Non-English sites will NOT be listed anywhere in Sports: Gymnastics.

    Gymnastics is a sport men and women take part in. There are two types, rhythmic (women only) and artistic.
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    Modern version of a typical Irish sport introduced into the United States by Irish immigrants in the 19th century.

    Handball may be played by 2, 3 or 4 players. It is played outdoors (one-wall and three-wall versions) as well as indoors in a four-wall court. Handball players wear form-fitting gloves, usually made of soft leather.

    The purpose of the game is to hit the ball against a wall with either hand in such a way that the opponent or opponents cannot return the ball?that is, drive the ball back against a wall, before it has hit the floor twice. The open palm or the clenched fist may be used in hitting the ball. Server is a awarded a point if the ball is missed by the receiver. If during the volley the server misses a return, the opponent, becomes the server. The achievement of 21 points wins a game. Usually the best of three games wins a match.

    Handball should not be confused with the Olympic sport called "Team Handball", although it is very common in international circles to call Team Handball just Handball.

    Sites will not be listed at this level. Please look at the various categories and submit your site to the most appropriate category, i.e., field hockey, ice hockey, etc. Please note that all sites selling hockey-related equipment should be submitted to Shopping as they will not be listed here. If an appropriate category does not exist, please submit it in the closest category, and include a note with a suggestion for the new category.

    Finally, all non-English sited must be submitted to the appropriate category within World (see the links at the bottom of this page).

    Whether played on the ice, on a field, on the street or elsewhere, hockey is an exciting team sport involving two teams who attempt to score the most goals against their opponents.

    Please submit sites to this category that deal only with sports games that are played informally and do not have organized federations or international events.

    Do NOT submit sites belonging to a formal sport such as, for example, recreational soccer leagues, or 10k "fun runs".

    Only submit sites that contain English language content. Otherwise, please refer to the correct Non-english language category.

    This category is for sports games that are played informally and do not have organized federations or international events.
    You can submit only sites in English. Sites in other languages have to be submitted to World.
    Jai Alai or Pelota Vasca (Basque Ball) is played hurling the ball (pelota) with the cesta directly into the front wall. The other player must catch the ball (with the cesta) on the fly or at the first bounce and throw it in one fluid motion. Only sites devoted to Jai Alai are appropriate for this category.
    Please submit sites dealing with Kabaddi (kabbadi or kabadi), Hu-Tu-Tu, Kho-Kho, Chedugudu, Jhoo, Cattlefish and any other variations of the sport.
    Kabaddi is a popular game among the people of Asia, especially in the villages of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Japan. Some people believe it is an Indian game but no one knows the origin of this game. Some historians believe that it is nearly a 4,000 year old game.

    Kabbadi involves skills and powers of two teams and combines the characteristics of wrestling and rugby. It was originally meant to develop self defense, in addition to responses to attack, and reflexes of counter attack by individuals, and by groups or teams. It is a rather simple and inexpensive game, and neither requires a massive playing area, nor any expensive equipment. This explains the popularity of the game in rural areas. Kabaddi is played all over Asia with minor variations.

    Kabaddi is also known by various names such as Chedugudu or Hu-Tu-Tu in southern parts of India, Hadudu (Men) and Chu - Kit-Kit (women) in eastern India, and Kabaddi in northern India. Jhoo played in Iran, and Cattlefish played in Korea are very similar to Kabaddi.

    Please submit general sites about korfball to this category, and please submit sites about korfball clubs to the Clubs category. Please submit sites in Dutch to the corresponding category in World.
    Korfball is a game comparable to netball and basketball, invented in 1901 by an Amsterdam schoolmaster, Nico Broekhuysen (source: Encyclopedia Brittanica). First demonstrated in Holland in 1902.

    Korfball is played by two teams of 8 (4 men, 4 women) on a rectangular court roughly the same size as a basketball court.

    Action consists almost entirely of passing from hand to hand. Passing and movement forms the basis of the game with attackers using changes of speed and direction, combined with team tactics to try to lose their defenders in order to create a shooting chance.

    Sites about the sport of lacrosse. Please submit your site to the most appropriate subcategory as only general sites will be listed at this level.
    Lacrosse is the oldest sport in North America, dating back to the 1400s. In 1636, Jean de Brebeuf, a Jesuit missionary, witnessed Huron Indians playing a game with a ball carried and hurled from a curved stick with a pouch at the top. The Hurons called the game 'bagataway' but, since the stick was similar to a bishop's crosier (la crosse in French), it became known as la crosse and, eventually, lacrosse.

    Field lacrosse is played on a grass field about as long as a soccer field and box lacrosse is played indoors. It is the national sport of Canada but is also played in many other countries.

    Please do not submit sites to Sports: Laser Games. Choose the appropriate sub-category and submit your site there.
    This section is for web sites relating to laser games such as Laser Challenge, Lazer Tag, Q-Zar, and the like. Included are sites for arenas, clubs, and message boards.
    Lumberjack Sports. Chopping, sawing, logrolling, and other lumberjack events that are all current day sports throughout the world today.
    Submission to Sports/Martial_Arts should only be at the subcategory level.
    Martial Arts is a term that is used for various forms of combat, self defense, and sport combat. This can include both unarmed and armed. Although many think of the Eastern disciplines when you hear the words Martial Arts, it really includes all forms of combat from many regions of the world. For example, Fencing and Boxing would be a martial arts from the West. Although Martial Arts is listed under the Sports category, it is much more and many disciplines are used for recreation, health/fitness, military training, spirituality, and of course self defense to name a few.
    Please submit sites to the proper type of motorsport vehicle category, such as Auto Racing, as appropriate.

    For a site to qualify for submission at this level, it must cover multiple assets of motorsports, above and beyond auto racing. For example, a site that covers Formula One, NASCAR and CART/IRL should be submitted to the proper Sports: Motorsports: Auto Racing subcategory.

    Another example, if a site covers both Auto Racing AND Motorcycle Racing, then it would be considered for this ''Motorsports'' level.

    Please do NOT submit Shopping sites (online, phone or fax ordering for sales, service, parts and accessories) to any of the categories listed within.

    Motorsports includes a variety of motorized sport racing. Please note that all these categories offer links to the racing and competitive forms of these vehicles, and do not (directly) include sites to manufacturers or leisure and recreational use of these vehicles. Separate categories are listed within each racing category to its recreational counterpart or related Shopping: category.

    This category is for sites about sports which contain two or more distinct and different activities and in which the results of those activities combine together to determine the winner.

    Do NOT submit sites that discuss or pertain to "multiple sports". Only "multisport" sports are included here. Please use the appropriate sub-category.

    Do NOT submit sites that are related to Sports Psychology.

    Only submit sites that contain English language content. Otherwise, please, refer the proper Non-english language category.

    This category is for sites about sports which contain two or more distinct and different activities and in which the results of those activities combine together to determine the winner. An example of this would be the triathlon because the combined times of the swim, run, and cycling phases determine the winner. Gymnastics would not fit here even though there is an all-around winner because each of the individual events also have winners.
    Please submit sites of a regional nature that do not have their own "nation" subcategory at this level.
    Popular sport among women, but men are catching on. Netball is closely related to the original version of basketball developed by James Naismith in 1891.

    Netball game consists of four 15-minute quarters. Court is divided lengthwise into thirds with goalpost (with a net but no backboard) on each end. Shots must only be attempted within the circle specified. Dribbling is not allowed, only throwing and catching and shooting hoops without dunking.

    During play, each of the 7 players do not move outside his/her designated area on the court. The ball must not be held for more than 3 seconds, players cannot take more than two steps with the ball. Only the goal attacker and goal shooter can shoot baskets (1 point each).

    Please submit general sites about sports officiating to this category. However, please note that baseball, basketball, American football, ice hockey, Soccer, and volleyball all have their own officiating categories, and sites for those sports should be submitted there. Sites offering officiating equipment and supplies for sale should be submitted to the appropriate category in Shopping.
    This category contains sites about sports officiating and sports officials.
    Organizations for a specific sport are listed under the corresponding category for the sport, and those with a limited geographical significance are listed under the appropriate regional subcategory.
    This category lists sites for international, national, and general sports organizations. Includes non-profit, charitable, and governmental organizations developing and supporting programs in a variety of sports.
    Submit only sites that describes equipment used in competitive orienteering. More general equipment used in hiking, camping, etc. should be in subcategories of Outdoors.
    Orienteering is a sport where the competitors use a very detailed map and a compass to find their way through pre-specified control points in the landscape. Orienteering is special because it can be enjoyed by everyone, from a highly competitive endurance sport where the runners are among the strongest endurance athletes of any sport in the world, to a slow walk in the woods at your own pace. Needless to say, it is a sport where brainwork is essential, it is therefore said that orienteering is like "playing chess while running." This category emphasizes the sport of orienteering, not the act of navigating in the woods, so you will find related sites in the Recreation : Outdoors hierarchy.
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    • When writing the description, please tell what your site offers in a clear and concise statement without hype or promotional language.
    Paddleball was created at the University of Michigan in 1930 by Earl Riskey, a Physical Education instructor in that university.

    It is played in one of two versions: 1-wall paddleball and 4-wall (indoor) paddleball. The latter is similar to a racquetball court. Game is played with a rimless paddle and a ball slightly smaller than a tennis ball.

    Paddleball may by played by two players (singles) or four players (doubles). The object is to win the rally by serving or returning the ball so the opponent is unable to return the ball to the front wall before it touches the floor twice. Points are scored only by the serving side when it serves an ace or wins a rally.

    Match is won by the side that wins two of a possible 3 games by scoring 21 points first (lesser points for a win are also common). If the games are tied 1-1, the tie-breaker game is won by the side that scores 11 points first.

    Please submit to the category which best describes your site.

    If your site is a retail store, submit it to :Shopping: Sports: Paintball

    Field submissions should be made to the correct category for your state in Sports: Paintball: Fields.

    Paintball is a team sport where individuals try to eliminate members of the opposing team from the game by marking them with balls of paint, which are fired from a carbon dioxide or nitrogen powered airgun.

    This category is for general sites about all kinds of sportspeople. Sites about people in specific sports should instead be submitted to the relevant subcategory.
    All kinds of people are involve in sports: amateurs and professionals; juniors just starting out and retired greats; athletes and the fans cheering them on.
    Pesäpallo, also known as pesis, is the Finnish version of baseball with a very modified field and very modified rules. The sport is very popular in Finland and is starting to attract a worldwide following.
    Please submit only sites that are in English. If not, go to the appropriate language category in World, then your language, then Sports. If there''s no subcategory for Petanque or Boules, ask the Sports editor of your language to create one.
    Petanque, also called "boules" looks like the Italian bocce, but is played with smaller, metal balls. The aim is to roll or toss the metal boules as close as possible to a little wooden aim ball. Originated in the South of France, the game is now probably the most popular lawn game in Europe and spreading all over the world.
    Please only suggest sites that cover more than one professional sport, and only professional sports. Sites that cover only a specific sport should be submitted to the category for that sport. Sites that cover multiple professional sports, but which focus on a particular city or region, should be submitted to the most appropriate category under Regional.
    Professional sports are those sports in which the athletes are explicitly paid for their participation. This category is for those sites that cover multiple professional sports.
    • If your site is not specifically geared towards this location, please submit to the proper category.
    • Submitting to the wrong category will delay and/or prevent your site from being listed in the directory.
    • When writing the title please ensure it is the same as your organization.
    • When writing the description, please tell what your site offers in a clear and concise statement without hype or promotional language.
    Racquetball is a racquet sport usually played indoors in an enclosed court. Other variations of racquetball can be played on one, two, or three walled courts outdoors.

    Racquetball is an offshoot of squash, which is popular in the European countries.

    The racquets are shorter than tennis racquets and the ball is made of rubber.

    Racquetball is a fast and exciting game which has turned many players into hopeless, hardbodied addicts of the sport.

    Because of its starting and stopping characteristics, racquetball is not considered to be an "aerobic" sport by definition, although it definitely can contain an element of aerobic exercise.

    Very few sites will be admitted to this category.

    Please refer to and submit to the most appropriate subcategory or linked category.

    more information (editors only)

    Includes links to sites (but more importantly) subcategories that cover a range of sports-related topics. Includes, but not limited to:
  • News and Media coverage
  • Chats and Forums
  • Directories
  • History
  • Business Resources
  • Legal Resources Additional Sports-related categories are provided as "@links" such as art, trivia, quotations, sports medicine, world records, humor, economics.
  • When submitting please use your name as title, and include a small description of who and where you announce.
    For pages involving Rodeo, people in Rodeo, News of Rodeo, and even clothing and equipment. If your site does NOT involve Rodeo, please search for a different category. If your site is of interest to rodeo but you are selling items, please submit your site to Shopping/Sports/Rodeo
    • If your site is not specifically geared towards this location, please submit to the proper category.
    • Submitting to the wrong category will delay and/or prevent your site from being listed in the directory.
    • When writing the title please ensure it is the same as your organization.
    • When writing the description, please tell what your site offers in a clear and concise statement without hype or promotional language.
    This sport involves jumping a rope being twirled by other participants. Often a recreational activity, or a training activity for other sports such as boxing, but is also a competitive sport in its own right.
    Please submit sites to this category about the history of rounders, clubs, leagues, and associations. Thank you.
    Rounders is the sixteenth century British version of a bat and ball game that dates back to "the dawn of time". In USA, the game underwent many changes, and was commonly called townball and a version of that is still played under the name baseball.
    Please submit only sites related to running to this category. If possible, please submit to lowest possible sub-category. This will help get your sited listed faster.

    Non-English language sites should be submitted to the appropriate category within World/.

    Thank you!

    Whether you're an experienced racer, or are thinking of starting to jog, this is the place where you'll find the best sites on the WWW!
    Sepak Takraw is a game that originated in Malaysia and is played like volleyball over a badminton net using any part of your body except your arms.
    To avoid delay in listing, please review the following guidelines prior to submission:
    • Submit websites once to the most relevant category. Multiple submissions or careless submissions will slow the process.

    • Sites that are UNDER CONSTRUCTION will not be listed and your submission will be deleted.

    • Review the Sports: Skateboarding sub-categories to find the most appropriate category for submissions. Find the lowest level category appropriate to the site being submitted. Sites that are not exclusively Skateboarding might best be submitted to Sports: Extreme Sports.

    • Descriptions should include specific information of the unique qualities and features of the site contents. Avoid advertising hype, overuse of capitalization, and emphatic punctuation. Do use the English language, proper grammar, and a spell-checker.

    • Affiliate sites, multiple URL''s for the same organization, and mirror sites are not desirable.

    • If your site''s focus is selling products online for use in skateboarding, please submit your site to the proper subcategory of Shopping: Sports: Boarding.

    • Non-English sites should be submitted to the proper language in World. Non-English sites will NOT be listed anywhere in Sports: Skateboarding.

    The ODP reserves the right to alter or replace a proposed description at any time at its sole discretion and editorial judgment.

    Sites about skateboarding in general, including but not limited to clubs and organizations, personal pages, informational, magazines and regional information.
    Please locate the most appropriate category for your site and submit it there. Only broad, general skating sites will be listed at this level. Submitting your site to the proper category will assist us in reviewing and adding it more quickly.
    Ice and roller skating and related topics, including inline skating (blading). Skateboarding can be found separately in Sports/Skateboarding. Supply and equipment sites will not be listed here, and should be listed in Shopping/Sporting_Goods/Skate_Ski_Surf/Skating.
    • United States and Canadian teams are listed under CONCACAF.
    • South American teams are listed under CONMEBOL.
    • African teams are listed under CAF.
    • Asian and Australian teams are listed under AFC.
    • European teams are listed under UEFA.
    • New Zealand teams are listed under OFC.
    In 1863 in England when rugby football and association football branched off on their different courses the oldest football association in the world was founded, namely The Football Association. The Oxford University students of the 1880s used the word "soccer" an abbreviation of "asSOCiation" from Association Football.

    An International Board was created in 1882 to look after the laws and rules of soccer. Today it consists of four representatives nominated by FIFA, and one from each of the four UK associations, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

    FIFA, Federation Internationale de Football Association, was founded in Paris in May 1904. As of January 2011, FIFA has 208 members in every part of the world. There are six confederations within FIFA organizing soccer in Africa (CAF), Asia (AFC), Europe (UEFA), North America (CONCACAF), Oceania (OFC) and South America (CONMEBOL).

    This category uses the FIFA Confederation structure for listings of countries and clubs.

    For advice on using this category, please take a look at the FAQ

    Please submit sites to subcategories. Otherwise it might result in a delay in your site being reviewed.
    In this category, we are treating Softball as the generic name for three distinct sports: Fastpitch, Modified Pitch, and Slowpitch. All three sports are international in nature and are played by men, women, boys and girls in every part of the United States. No sites will be listed under the category of Softball. They must be put under one of the distinct sports or must be listed under the subcategories (like Software) that apply to all three sports. The most recognizable distinction between the sports is in the pitching delivery. The major governing bodies (ASA, NSA, USSSA, PONY and others) provide on-line and published rule books which give descriptions of the different pitching styles as well as other variations in the way the games are played.
    Please submit sites to this category only if the site offers software that supports multiple sports, or can be applied across sports.

    For example, if your site is specifically for managing bowling leagues, your site should be submitted to Sports: Bowling: Software, and not to Sports: Software.

    If your site is specifically for selling sports software online, your site should be submitted to the appropriate subcategory of Shopping: Sports: Software, and not to Sports: Software.

    In addition, all sites submitted to this category must be in English. If your site is not in English, please review World to determine the best category, and submit it there.

    This category contains sites for software developers and manufacturers but do not offer online ordering.
    Please submit sites to the most specific subcategory, when possible.
    Squash: a singles or doubles game played in a 4-wall court with a long-handled racket and a rubber ball that can be hit off any number of walls Squash is an international game that is governed by the World Squash Federation.
    Only sites covering all or multiple strength sports will be listed at this level. Sites dealing with a specific sport should be submitted to the specific category.

    Retail sites will not be listed here; they should be submitted to the an appropriate category under Shopping. Sites selling nutritional supplements should be submitted to Shopping/Health_and_Beauty/Nutrition/Sports_Nutrition/Supplements .

    Sites covering a range of strength-based sports.
    All around table-tennis. Including clubs, federations, companies and everything else, that's in contact with table-tennis.
    • If your site is not specifically geared towards this location, please submit to the proper category.
    • Submitting to the wrong category will delay and/or prevent your site from being listed in the directory.
    • When writing the title please ensure it is the same as your organization.
    • When writing the description, please tell what your site offers in a clear and concise statement without hype or promotional language.
    Tchoukball (pronounced Chuke-ball) is played on an indoor court measuring forty metres by twenty metres (130 feet x 65 feet). At each end there is a 'frame' (a device similar to a trampoline off which the ball bounces) which measures one square metre and a semicircular 'D' measuring three metres (10 feet) out from the frame in all directions. Each team can score on both ends on the field, and comprises twelve players, of which nine may be on the court at any one time. In order to score a point, the ball must be thrown by an attacking player, hit the frame and bounce outside the 'D' without being caught by the defending team. Physical contact is prohibited, and defenders may not attempt to intercept the attacking team's passes. Players may take three steps with the ball, hold the ball for a maximum of three seconds, and teams may not pass the ball more than three times before shooting at the frame.
    • If your site is not specifically geared towards this location, please submit to the proper category.
    • Submitting to the wrong category will delay and/or prevent your site from being listed in the directory.
    • When writing the title please ensure it is the same as your organization.
    • When writing the description, please tell what your site offers in a clear and concise statement without hype or promotional language.
    Team Handball is an exciting, fast paced sport that is an Olympic sport and is gaining popularity. Teams consist of seven players: six court players and a goalkeeper. Court players try to throw the ball into the opposing team's net.
    Sites must contain ENGLISH language content.

    For sites with no English, please submit to the appropriate language category in World: category, including but not limited to World: Deutsch: Sport, World: Nederlands: Sport, and World: Espa�ol: Deportes.

    The Team Spirit category includes links to subcategories of subjects related to support of a sports team or individual, including: Team-sponsored spirit groups, music spirit/support groups, or resources such as: Of course, team spirit would not be complete without:
    If your site relates to a specific player rather than tennis in general, please submit your site to the appropriate subcategory of the Tennis Players category.

    If you site relates to sports in general you should submit your site to the Sports chats and forums category.

    The game of tennis most commonly played today has been adapted from a much earlier game called Court Tennis, Real Tennis, or Royal Tennis (depending on where you live). Modern tennis is played on a special court divided by a net, with a single player at each end (singles), or a team of two players at each end (doubles). Players use racquets to hit a ball back and forth, either on the full or after a single bounce. There are many sites listed in this category which can give you a better understanding of how the game is played. Not many sites should be listed directly in this category. There is usually a more appropriate subcategory or related category. Sites in languages other than English belong in the World/ hierarchy. Sites selling tennis gear online belong in the Shopping hierarchy. Sites relating to a specific area and primarily of interest to people residing in that area (such as local tennis clubs belong in the Regional hierarchy. Sites about the manufacture of tennis equipment and courts usually belong in the Business - Sporting Goods or Construction - Athletic and Recreational Surfaces hierarchy.
    Submit sites for clubs whose focus is track and field (i.e., athletics). Clubs with a narrower focus on road or other non-track running should be submitted to Sports/Running/Clubs.

    Please direct your submissions to the appropriate region, country, and state/province, if possible.

    This category is for websites dealing with the sport of "track and field," known as "athletics" in many parts of the world.

    Track and field events include sprints, middle distance, and long distance track running (both individual and relay); hurdles; high jump, long jump, triple jump, and pole vault; shot put, discus, weight throw, hammer, and javelin; decathlon and heptathlon.

    No sites can be submitted at this level. Please choose the appropriate subcategory that best describes the primary focus of your website.

    If your site is not in English, please do not submit it to this category.
    Please locate the appropriate volleyball category in the language of your site in World/, and submit it there.
    This category contains English language sites dedicated to the sport of volleyball.
    All sites and information regarding the sport of Walking. Power, pleasure, or health.
    Please only submit sites directly to this category, if the site does not fall ''neatly'' into one of the more specific water sport activities. Please submit site descriptions that contain site content information, such as: mailing list, newsletter, image gallery. Please consider becoming a volunteer editor and support your favorite sporting activity.
    Water Sports is an 'umbrella' category that contains links to sites and subcategories related to aquatic and underwater sports, and related activities. Sites may include, but not limited to:
    If your site relates to a specific winter sport, submit it to the category for that sport. The only sites that will be listed at this level are those that relate to two or more winter sports.
    Many sports are played in cold environments, on ice or snow. These sports are grouped together under the Winter Sports category.
    Women in sports. Includes clubs, teams and groups.
    Women in sports. Includes clubs, teams and groups.
    Sites will not be listed at this level. Please submit your site to the appropriate category in Arm, Amateur, or Professional Wrestling.
    This is an umbrella category for Arm, Amateur, and Professional Wrestling. It is not meant to hold a great number of sites.
    Sites about individual teams, schools, leagues, areas, etc., should usually be submitted to the appropriate part of the Regional hierarchy, unless they are of global interest.

    Sites about youth participation in specific sports (football, baseball, soccer, track and field, etc.) should be submitted to the category for the specific sport.

    Submitting your site to the proper category will help us to review it more quickly.

    This category is for general sites about Youth and High School sports. Look to get broad based coverage about youth sports in general. The who, what when, where, and why of sports. What are the good things to look for in programs, etc. Info on Scouting merit badges in sports, or the presidential fitness award, or AAU Olympic development team formation and operation.
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